imber-framed or post-and-beam cabins feature an interior framework that supports the structure and is left visible on the inside of the home. The framing allows for cathedral ceilings and open floor plans. In post-and-beam construction, the vertical posts and horizontal beams are interlocked with metal fasteners. Timber framing is a specific, centuries-old construction style that uses solid wood timbers that are joined together without nails or metal fasteners. A timber home can be given any exterior finish: log siding, brick, wood shingles or stone, to name a few.